This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines the editorial format and policies necessary for the publication of platform/subsystem Interface Control documents. The Common Interface Control Document Format Standard defines a common format for platform to subsystem interface documents to facilitate subsystem integration. This aerospace standard specifies the common technical data sections for the Common Interface Control Document Format down to the third header level for the majority of sub-sections. The Common Interface Control Document Format Aerospace Standard provides a structured document format in appendixes supported by example paragraphs, drawings, etc.
The well adopted AS5609 Aircraft/Store Common Interface Control Document Format Standard leveraged the desire for a general avionics/platform to subsystem interface control document format. This facilitates an easier control and comparison of the products from different suppliers from the integrator or main contractor point of view and allows the generation of one ICD for different customers from the suppliers point of view.